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With the number of sunny days increasing, the temperatures rising…
Easter in the NetherlandsEastergabe-pierce-Unsplash

Easter weekend in the Netherlands

This year the Easter weekend will be from 16 till 18…
April Events Haarlem 2022
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Join Little Italy Event

Taste, discover and experience la Bella Italia in Haarlem on…
King's Day

King's Day

King's day is just round the corner, this is when the whole country…
hometown mexico city

Let’s talk about hometowns: Mexico City

Capitals, cities, towns, villages, neighbourhoods. We all come…
travel luxury for almost free

Life after corporate: How to afford luxury travels almost for free.

LIVING IN LUXURY HOUSES. Life after corporate, what will you…
3 steps to reopen the Netherlands gegenwind Unsplash

3 steps to reopen the Netherlands

The Netherlands is going to open up. Not all at once, but…
cycle routes

Cycle routes: Navigating the Fietsroute Knooppunt system

Getting on your bike and pedaling to the supermarket or into…
Kathedrale Basiliek Sint BavoClaudio MAnzone

Climb the tower of the cathedral

Making your way through spiral staircases, vaults, church bells,…
Shops, gyms and hairdressers reopen on Saturday 15 JanuaryEwien van Bergeijk

Shops, gyms and hairdressers reopen on Saturday 15 January

Although more than 200,000 people are now testing positive…
Earlier Coronavirus press conference on Friday, as hospital problems mount

Coronavirus press conference this Friday, as hospital problems grow

Demissionary prime minister Mark Rutte and health minister Hugo…
Press conference: Light lockdown and 2G policy to comeMatt Seymour

Press conference: Light lockdown and 2G policy to come

The Netherlands will be going into a three-week light lockdown.…
New coronavirus measures: face masks are back, more working at home again and coronapass entry in more locations

New coronavirus measures: face masks are back, more working at home again and coronapass entry in more locations

The government  has announced this second of November, 2021,…
What to do this autumn in and out of Haarlem

What to do this autumn in & out of Haarlem

The average autumn temperature in the Netherlands is a balmy…
Autumn in Haarlem's nature

Enjoy autumn in Haarlem's nature

Autumn with its beautiful colours and invigorating breeze makes…
As of 25 September, we no longer have to stay 1.5 metres from others. The coronavirus entry pass system is being introduced

Netherlands to reopen further with coronavirus entry pass

As of 25 September, we no longer have to stay 1.5 metres…
free COVID self-testsDimitri Karastelev

Ordering free COVID self-tests

The Dutch government has announced that between 10 August and…
Coronavirus vaccinations without appointmentUnsplash

Coronavirus vaccinations without appointment

Have you not been vaccinated against COVID-19 yet but do you…
No restrictions for on-site learning but other measures against COVID-19 extendedDaniel Schludi

No restrictions for on-site learning but other measures against COVID-19 extended

This week saw the 22 millionth dose of vaccine administered.…
butterfly parks in the netherlands

The butterfly effect: A butterfly can flap its wings in a park in the Netherlands, and you get people visiting it.

The Netherlands with many picturesque cities around its canals…

A free virtual vacation game. Enjoy!

I just discovered a way to go on virtual vacation and gain some useful knowledge at the same time!
Since June 5th the Mall of the Netherlands in Leidschendam presents an interactive TikTok-Museum.Solen Feyissa

First Tik-Tok-Museum in The Netherlands

Since June 5th the Mall of the Netherlands in Leidschendam presents…
Pentecost 2021 is on the 23th and 24th of June. Here a couple of tips to spend your long weekend.Pexels

Pentecost 2021 in Holland

Something that intrigued me ever since I first arrived in Holland…
Pandemic Getaways

Wonderful and safe getaways during the pandemic

Since March 2020, the Netherlands has had several different levels…
Simpel Award Website of the year 2020!Simple

Simpel voted Website of the Year 2020

On 26 November, 2020, Simpel was voted the 'Website of the Year…